Since I’ve started producing music, when I was very young, I’ve always had a fascination with deep pads, spacey bass and heavy doses of reverb and echo. I guess it was just growing up in the 80s when every decent film had a synth soundtrack and Pink Floyd and Jean Michel Jarre were being played on 1 in 3 stereos.
This clearly led into my music today but up until recently it’s all been pretty fast paced really. I recently started playing around with my tunes and, I will say discovered but I guess I already knew, that a lot of it’s very suitable for ambient works. In fact I’ve always produced ambient versions of my tunes so I’m not sure why this took me so long for me to work on it properly.
I got the opportunity to run the downstairs at Whiteline in Bangkok for a night. What to do? It’s a bar and was an early start, and to be frank, Bangkok has more than it’s fair share of empty nights playing what people call, but isn’t really, techno.
So instead we decided to put on an ambient/intelligent electronica night called Luk means Deep (Luk is the thai word for deep if you hadn’t worked it out).
Anyways, to cut a ramble that is starting to go on too long short, I played live for a couple of hours pivoting my club techno set into ambient. Dubbing down the drums, playing sub 100bpm for the first time in about 20 years and washing the music with lovely echo and reverb. And fuck me I think it actually sounded really interesting. I still got ‘into the zone’ as they say and totally enjoyed it.
I will of course still produce my techno in the same way because I don’t really know any other way but it’s nice to know that it can serve two different ideas and maybe this might be more suitable for the day time festivals I’m trying to get into. Can’t think of anything better than playing an ambient set to a half full field of chilled out ravers and families in the sun.
Here is the set on Youtube..
And if you want the mp3 to listen to offline it’s here.
Hope you enjoy and please follow me on Youtube as I will be posting all of my live sets up there eventually.